Stories for July 2013


Wednesday, July 31

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Skaneateles BOE appoints new high school principal

Gregory Santoro will start this fall

The Skaneateles Board of Education appointed Gregory Santoro to be the new high school principal at its July 30 meeting.

Another trip to Oak Hill

Week-long coverage of PGA Championship can be found here

It’s been quite a major season. From Adam Scott shedding his Lytham demons in the rain at Augusta, to Justin Rose fulfilling his teenage promise 15 years later at Merion, to Phil Mickelson delivering a final-round masterpiece at Muirfield to snatch the one title he thought he’d never win, the show has always delivered.

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Tour de Trees visits Skaneateles

Newly planted tree in Clift Park dedicated

More than 100 cyclists rode through Skaneateles on Monday with a common goal: saving trees. The Tour de Trees charity bike ride, the largest tree research fundraiser in the U.S., made a rest stop in Skaneateles on Monday to dedicate a newly planted tree in Clift Park.

CPF has concerns over potential Trush property development


To the editor: The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation shares the views expressed in the paper that appropriate development with something more befitting Cazenovia holds large potential benefit for the community. As the owner of trails and property directly behind and accessed from the Trush property, CPF cannot simply rely on the developer's desire to improve the property (which I know is sincere). We need to understand what's being proposed and how it might affect CPF's ability to fulfill its mission before we can support a development proposal.

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Have you seen this bird?

Kiwi is a very special parrot. I adopted him when he was only 3 months old. He and I chose each other as our forever mates. Even though I was his chosen mate, he adopted my late husband's voice and mannerisms. Talking to Kiwi every day was like speaking to my deceased husband; Kiwi was my connection to him. The Congo African Grey has the intelligence of a five year old human child.

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Fayetteville author publishes cook book with a twist

Sharon Bailhe’ spent much of her young adult life traveling the world and eating in the finest restaurants. She credits her acute taste in food to both her travel history and her experience eating in some of New York City’s best restaurants as a child growing up in Wilton, Connecticut. When she and her husband finally settled in Fayetteville about thirty years ago, she said she wasn’t in love with Central New York restaurants.

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Young and driven

22-year-old Chelsea Shorney returns to CNY to open esthetic boutique

Most 22-year-olds are either still in school or just beginning their careers with an entry- level position. But Chelsea Shorney is an exception – she’s already the boss. On July 1, she opened Chelsea’s Esthetic Boutique, where she’s a licensed esthetician. Shorney received her New York State esthetician license when she was only 18, and said her age caused many people to dismiss her without giving her a chance. Still, she’s glad to have her foot in the door in the esthetics business.

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Madison County offers how-to on ag plastics recycling

Madison County farmers learned first-hand last week how they can recycle plastic agricultural items through a program that will not only help prevent excessive clogging of the county landfill, but will also allow “ag plastics” to be reused and ultimately turned into oil.

Symphoria concert a success


Letter to the editor from the July 31 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Thank you for supporting the library book sale


Letter to the editor from the July 31 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Reserve spots in Labor Day parade now


Letter to the editor from the July 31 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Thank you for supporting Duck Dash


Letter to the editor from the July 31 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Gratitude without vigilance is not enough


Guest column written by Margaret Manring printed in the July 31 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Community works together to lower energy costs


Skaneateles residents should feel motivated to work together to lower energy costs, for both the good of the environment and to lower their utility bills.

Along the Lakeshore: July 31

A historic ship back in action

Along the Lakeshore column from the July 31 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Village of Skaneateles to ask town to split water debt

The Skaneateles village board discussed upcoming debt it must handle at its July 25 meeting.

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Main Street, YMCA team up for day care program

Main Street School, in partnership with the North Area Family YMCA, will offer a new wrap-around childcare program for families whose children are enrolled in the North Syracuse Early Education Program, beginning this September. The wrap-around care will be on site at Main Street School and is designed to allow more families with working parents to take advantage of the school’s preschool programming.

LETTER: Salina needs to stop holding cats for ransom

I am just amazed and dismayed at Salina’s solution to residents’ complaints about cats — owned or homeless. The town’s only solution is to trap and take cats to the SPCA where the cats are either euthanized or held for “ransom.”

LETTER: Zambrano doesn’t deserve credit for Cicero’s growth

After reading Jessica Zambrano’s June 17 letter, in which she claims credit for several businesses and housing projects in the town of Cicero, I had to pinch my arm, slap my face and pour water over my head to see if I was dreaming.

Tuesday, July 30

Beach, Blues and BBQ Samaritan Center benefit to be held Aug. 3 in Skaneateles

Nothing says summer like a beach, some good ole’ fashioned blues and some mouthwatering BBQ. The Samaritan Center in Syracuse will be holding its Beach, Blues and BBQ fundraiser event at the Skaneateles Country Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

EDITORIAL: Fayetteville Friendly’s: lost but never forgotten

The Friendly’s in Fayetteville has always been a special place for me. Growing up two blocks away, I spent many late nights and hot summer afternoons waiting in line for an oreo cyclone (or maybe an M&M cyclone, depending on my mood). Long before we could drive, my brothers and I would walk over to the store with a $20 bill from our parents (provided we had eaten our dinner, of course) knowing we could buy whatever our hearts desired. It was a great feeling.

A Grateful Thank You to the Community


To the editor: On July 6 and 7, CAVAC (Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corp.) held its annual Arts and Crafts Show at Lorenzo State Historic Site. Even with the weather presenting many challenges this year, we had more than 135 craft and food vendors participate in CAVAC’s only fundraising event of the year with an estimated 7,500 visitors attending the event over the weekend.

Facts of Academic Decathlon team funding misrepresented


To the editor: I am writing on account of the article in last week’s paper on the Cazenovia Academic Decathlon Team; while I appreciate the coverage on the issue, some of the facts were misrepresented to the Cazenovia Republican.

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Public hears update on village stormwater remediation project

Village board announces it will also address some ‘bigger-picture items’ related to the treatment plant and stormwater management

Cazenovia’s village stormwater remediation project is well underway and is expected to be complete by the fall, residents were informed at an public informational meeting last week. In addition, while the public is focused on the treatment plant and stormwater management issues facing the village, especially due to the recent high-volume rains, the village board is looking to fix some of the flaws in its systems by making people more aware — and more accountable — about mistaken or illegal residential sewer pipe connections.

Caz town board to meet July 31 for work session

The Cazenovia town supervisor has called for a special meeting of the town board for 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the town office at 7 Albany St. to conduct the board's monthly work session.

Kids with cancer: Part IV: Community organizations, individuals provide relief to young patients

Maureen Humphrey lost her child to cancer, but not in the traditional sense. Humphrey was pregnant in June of 2001 when she learned that she had clear cell adenocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive cervical cancer that necessitated a radical hysterectomy as well as the removal of 28 lymph nodes. “No one ever expects that cancer or illness will happen to them, and we certainly felt the same way,” said Susan Bertrand of Baldwinsville, Humphrey’s older sister. “Maureen's cancer diagnosis was a shock, but worse than the diagnosis was the grief she felt knowing she was going to lose her unborn child and never again have the chance to conceive or carry her own child again.”

Syracuse Babe Ruth out to defend World Series title

New 16-18 team plays in regionals in Delaware

A season ago, the Syracuse Babe Ruth 16-18 All-Stars made a bit of local history by claiming the Babe Ruth World Series in Weimar, Texas. And now Syracuse wants to win the big prize again – but to do so, a mostly new group of area baseball stars will first have to pass through this week’s Mid-Atlanic Regional Tournament.

Monday, July 29

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Books and book lovers abound at annual library book sale

Hundreds of people spent hours perusing tens of thousands of books that were boxed and stacked in three different areas of the Cazenovia Public Library this past weekend for the annual Friends of the Library book sale. The annual event is one of the library’s biggest fundraisers of the year, as well as a much-anticipated event for area residents and bibliophiles.

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Nelson town board looks to improve parking by Blue Canoe restaurant

In response to concerns from Erieville residents and the Erieville Fire Department, the Nelson Town Board is working to change the parking ordinance along North Lake Road in Erieville by the Blue Canoe Grill to improve safety and ensure better emergency vehicle passage.

Lance Zaleski, sheriff’s office veteran, promoted to sergeant

Lance Zaleski, a 13-year veteran of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, was promoted Friday, July 12, to the rank of sergeant. He started with the office in 2000.

Fifth Annual Mad Cow 5K Race to benefit Madison County

In Your Pace Running Club invites everyone to the Fifth Annual Mad Cow 5K Race, a Route 20 Road Challenge Event, taking place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Nelson.

Village looking to extend Fenner Street sidewalks to athletic fields

After a false start three years ago, the village of Cazenovia is once again looking the possibility of extending the Fenner Street sidewalk from where it currently ends between Naomi Drive and Carriage Lane to the Sean M. Googin Memorial Sports Complex. The village and town boards held a joint meeting on the issue recently and the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association has submitted an application for state grant funding to pay for the project.

Arrest made by South Dakota police in death of Cazenovia woman

The man who struck and killed 25-year-old Cazenovia native Maegan Spindler and her co-worker with his minivan in Pickstown, S.D., on July 8 was arrested last week and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.

Skaneateles woman facing felony theft charges

A Skaneateles resident is under police investigation for allegedly stealing from a number of local people.

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Skaneateles boat show endures poor weather

Boats, boat culture and boat enthusiasts were all present at the 35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show held in Skaneateles last weekend.

Sunday, July 28

Jordan-Higgins wins Credit Union Classic

British pro pars 18 to beat Kongkraphan by one

As the skies darkened over Drumlins Country Club’s East course early Sunday evening, Olivia Jordan-Higgins stared at a five-foot par putt on the 18th green at the climax of the Symetra Tour’s Credit Union Classic.

Saturday, July 27

Long putts help Brit seize Credit Union Classic lead

Jordan-Higgins in front after rounds of 68, 67

By Olivia Jordan-Higgins' account, the putt on the par-three 12th hole that vaulted her into control of the Symetra Tour's Credit Union Classic during Satuday's second round at Drumlins Country Club traveled 45 feet before it toppled into the cup.

Friday, July 26

Eagle helps Thai golfer lead in Credit Union Classic

Kongkraphan looks for second consecutive victory

One moment, the chip was going to fast. The next moment, it was slamming into the cup, and P.K. Kongkraphan tossed her club in delighted shock. An unexpected eagle on the par-five 13th hole at Drumlins Country Club's East course propelled Kongkraphan to a one-shot lead in Friday's opening round of the Symetra Tour's Credit Union Classic.

Thursday, July 25

Along the Lakeshore: July 24

A nice service, rabbits, boats

Along the Lakeshore column from the July 24 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

‘Best running store in America’ expands in Central New York

Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse, voted Best Running Store in America, is expanding its business in Central New York and will open a second store on Route 31 in Clay in addition to its current location on Bridge Street in DeWitt. “Our decision to open in Clay was based on the continued sales growth we see from Baldwinsville, Clay, Cicero and northern portions of Liverpool,” said Ed Griffin, who co-owns of Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse with his wife, Ellen. “Our new store will allow us to better serve customers in these locales and also make it more convenient for our customers who travel to see us from Fulton and Oswego and Watertown. At the same time we will be able to help out many events in the northern suburbs and provide more opportunities for our growing staff.”

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Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show held July 26-28

This year’s Antique and Classic Boat Show, held July 26 to 28 in Clift Park, will mark the 35th annual show for the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (FLC). Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Summer means live music


Editor Joe Genco's column on live music from the July 24 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Response to July 17 letter


Letter to the editor from the July 24 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Return ‘Portage Falls on the Genesee’ to its rightful home


Letter to the editor from the July 24 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Wednesday, July 24

High school graduation speeches

The five prepared student speeches for the June 21 Skaneateles High School Graduation ceremony in Clift Park. The speech by Matt Leverich honoring retiring principal Georgette Hoskins and the speech by Elise Pajak were cut from the ceremony due to an impending thunderstorm.

Town of Skaneateles to investigate drainage concerns

The town of Skaneateles will be investigating a drainage problem thought to be coming from the rear of an undeveloped property on East Genesee Street owned by Pat Bombard. The owner of the house at 68 Onondaga St. complained about flooding on the rear of their yard, which borders Bombard’s property, Town Code Enforcement Officer Debbie Williams said at the town board meeting on July 18.

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PRIDE camp teaches positive character traits

When Rob Gadjo couldn’t find a summer camp program in the Skaneateles-area that would challenge his children both physically and mentally, he decided to start his own. Rob along with wife Scilla ran the inaugural session of PRIDE last week in Skaneateles and Marcellus.

LETTER: Toxoplasmosis is no great community health threat

To the editor: I don't take the threat of disease lightly. A recent letter regarding cats and the spread of toxoplasmosis was worrisome, so I did a little sleuthing. According to the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "In the United States it is estimated that 22.5 percent of the population 12 years and older have been infected with Toxoplasma." That's one out of five of us —worrisome indeed! "Of those who are infected, very few have symptoms because a healthy person's immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness."

LETTER: Letter wrong on many counts

To the editor: Joel and Michelle Banyai’s letter regarding TNR [“TNR is not the best answer for Salina cat problem,” July 10] the included numerous inaccuracies. The first argument — if TNR actually worked, the colony would not have grown from a mom with kittens to 32 — left unmentioned that the TNR process did not begin until the colony numbered 32. Feeding is part of that procedure. The number in the colony since TNR began has declined from 32 to seven, a decrease of about 75 percent. The intent of TNR is not to eradicate all cats, but to humanely decrease their numbers, and it worked exactly as it was supposed to in this case.

LETTER: TNR is successful enough for this resident

To the editor: [In response to “TNR is not the best answer for Salina cat problem,” July 10]: A reply to this article: 1. TNR never claims to completely eliminate feral cats. It is impossible. If you killed every cat in America and missed one male and one female, it would take about a decade to get back up to 90 million. Cats are very fertile creatures. Trying to get the population down by "removing" them is doomed to failure. It is a war we cannot win.

LETTER: Responsible feral cat care is necessary in Salina

To the editor: I have been following the situation and the concerns in the town of Salina regarding the issue of feral cats. The guest column in the July 10 Star-Review [“TNR is not the best answer for Salina cat problem”] made the conclusion that TNR is not the best answer for cats in Salina.. .if your objective is ridding the neighborhood of cats. This seems definitely true. However, how can you make the case that "cat removal" is the solution? n eradication program would need to remove every single cat! Even one left behind will reproduce and start the population all over again. So the eradication method seems like a daunting, unbelievably expensive (not to mention the money wasted) and impossible method for success!

County offers free child car seat checks in Hamilton

Have you wondered when to move your child to the next type of car seat and what that seat is? Have you ever wondered if your child’s car seat is buckled in tightly enough? The Madison County Health Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up with the New York State Police to hold a car seat check from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Parry’s parking lot, 100 Utica Street in Hamilton.

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Cuse Pit Crew launches SOS Pet Project to deal with shelter overcrowding

This summer has created the perfect storm for shelter overcrowding. Fireworks send many animals running, and their owners don’t always check area shelters. Many have been forced to give up their pets due to financial hardship. Litters of unexpected puppies and kittens end up in shelters after their owners fail to spay or neuter their cats and dogs. And most recently, area flooding has forced homeowners and renters to move, sometimes leaving their pets behind. As a result, local shelters are struggling to keep up with the skyrocketing rate of abandoned animals.

Films now flicker in Johnson Park

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs. The feeling of a drive-in movie will be in full effect both this week and next, as CNY & Syracuse FunFlicks will show two animated motion pictures on a 30-foot inflatable screen at the amphitheater at Johnson Park. The initial outdoor movie night with CNY & Syracuse FunFlicks was scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, with a dusk showing of “Wreck-it Ralph,” in which video-game characters take over an arcade at night. In case of rain, the movie would roll on Thursday, July 25.

Tuesday, July 23

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Cazenovia student heads to American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.

Samuel James Evans, 18, of Cazenovia, a senior-year homeschooled student, has been chosen as one of 98 high school student representatives throughout the U.S. chosen to attend the American Legion Boys Nation next week in the nation’s capital.

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Kids with cancer: Part III: You can help raise money to find a cure

Chris Arnold and Ellen Yeomans thought a bone marrow transplant would cure their daughter’s leukemia. Paige Yeomans Arnold was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in June of 1993. The cancer is typically found in adults, not children, who are more likely to get acute myelogenous lymphoma (AML) or acute lymphocytic lymphoma (ALL). At first, she was treated with an experimental drug called Interferon, which put her into a brief remission. But a few months later, the cancer returned, leaving the family with just one choice: a bone marrow transplant.

John Gormel wants to buy two slivers of property on basin block

Bounded by lower First Street, South Willow Street and Lake Drive, the block that is already home to four restaurants will soon see significant development. The former site of an Oswego Canal basin, the block is zoned for mixed-use, both residential and commercial. Its commercial residents include the Limp Lizard Barbecue, 201 First St., appeThaizing, 105 First St., the White Water Pub, 110 S. Willow St., and the Barking Gull at the corner of South Willow and Lake Drive.

Zogg building on the block

The congregation of the Liverpool Community Church, which has occupied the historic Zogg building for 10 years, has decided to sell the property. The 85-year-old brick building stands at 800 Fourth St. in the village of Liverpool. Originally constructed in 1928 to become home to the junior and senior high schools, the structure’s adjacent ball fields stretch two blocks north to Sixth Street. The entire property is bounded by Birch, Fourth, Hickory and Sixth streets in the center of the village.

Monday, July 22

J-D girls golfers take second at Pro-Junior Challenge

Auburn shoots 28 at Drumlins to claim title

Rain held off long enough Monday afternoon for high school girls golfers from 16 different area high schools to join Symetra Tour professionals for the seventh annual Pro-Junior Challenge at Drumlins Country Club. And Jamesville-DeWitt fared best among the local sides, claiming solo second place behind reigning Section III champion Auburn, who won the event for the first time.

Madison Row PUD amendment gets approved by village board

On July 19, the Manlius village board voted to approve the planned unit development (PUD) zoning amendment to the Madison Row project following a public hearing, which was attended by a significantly smaller crowd than usual. Everyone in attendance was in favor of the project and only two residents spoke out in approval of the amendment.

New Skaneateles football coach aims to continue recent success

The Skaneateles Central School District announced in June that they had picked a new varsity football coach: Mike Olley, a former assistant coach with the team.

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Saving lives, one day at a time

Kira Gridley volunteers 12 hours each week as a Fayetteville EMT

On a hot and muggy Monday afternoon in July, I’m sitting in the recreation room at the Fayetteville Fire Department with Kira Gridley, who, at 23 years old, is already a volunteer EMT-Basic, crew chief and driver. We’re discussing her schedule, which is split between her full-time job as an EMT at Rural Metro in the city of Syracuse and her Monday volunteer shift in Fayetteville, when alarm sounds and a dispatcher’s voice comes on. I can’t understand what he’s saying, but Gridley is already on her way out the door as she tells me it’s a Fayetteville fire call.

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Second annual Duck Dash raises money for local groups

Skaneateles Creek became the site of an unusual spectacle last Friday evening: thousands of rubber ducks were poured into the water. Though the second annual Duck Dash itself only lasted about 5 minutes, a big crowd was present behind CVS to see the ducks “dash” down the creek towards the finish line.

Fall sports registration times announced at Cazenovia Central Schools

Attention all Student-Athletes: In order to make the process of clearing student athletes for the 2013 fall sports season more efficient, the Cazenovia Central School District nurses will be available to collect required student health information and sports registrations during three days in August - August 15, 16 and 19.

County highway department interested in fate of Fenner building

As negotiations continue between the town of Fenner and resident Jim Christenson over the fate of Christenson’s building at the corner of Nelson and Peterboro roads, the Madison County Highway department has now become interested in the issue and has even offered to tear down the building free of charge.

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Cazenovia Public Library to hold reception for new exhibit

The opening reception for “Fashion Takes Flight,” a new permanent exhibition at the Cazenovia Public Library, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the library’s museum.

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School board elects new officers, makes annual appointments

The Cazenovia Board of Education held its annual reorganizational meeting July 9, at which it elected new officers, made its yearly appointments and approved its annual policies.

School board begins preparation for superintendent search

Three weeks after Cazenovia Schools Superintendent Robert Dubik announced his intention to retire at the end of the 203-14 school year, the Cazenovia Board of Education has started laying the groundwork for its search process to hire a successor.

Academic Decathlon team loses advisors, future looks bleak

The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon Team, which has a national reputation as a competitive opponent, has been struggling to stay viable for the 2013-14 school year in a fiscally austere environment; but on top of the funding uncertainty facing the team in recent months, a new problem has emerged — the loss of both team advisors.

Saturday, July 20

Symetra Tour returns for Credit Union Classic

Elizabeth returns to defend title won at Drumlins in 2012

As they do each July, the top future stars of the Ladies Professional Golf Association are making their way to Central New York as part of the Symetra Tour. The 18th edition of the Credit Union Classic tees off this Friday at Drumlins Country Club’s East Course, with 144 golfers vying for $100,000 in prize money, $15,000 to the winner. This is the fifth year that the tournament has been played at Drumlins East, following a long stint at the Links at Erie Village.

Basketball stars join up for Summer Hoops Festival

Several top boys, girls players part of Central Region teams

To fill the void left by the end of the Empire State Games, the Basketball Coaches Association of New York set up another showcase, the Summer Hoops Fest, which has quickly turned into a marquee event on the high school sports calendar.

Friday, July 19

Lorenzo Driving Competition Sunday Pleasure Drive to include Cazenovia Village and Town roads

Due to the very wet conditions of the trails normally used for the Sunday Pleasure Drive class, the organizers of the Lorenzo Driving Competition are offering a different route for this year’s course.

Dyce to get a full year’s salary after resignation

According to the severance agreement between the North Syracuse Central School District and former superintendent Dr. Kim Dyce Faucette, Dyce will continue to get her salary payments for up to the next year and a half. The agreement, released Friday, outlined the buyout agreement between Dyce and the district after Dyce announced her resignation July 12. It states that Dyce will continue to receive salary payments totaling $182,000 until July 12, 2014. Dyce must make a “good faith” effort to find a job that pays at least $165,000; if she is unable to do so by July 12, she will continue to receive salary payments for six months, not to exceed $91,000.

Memories of my irascible Uncle Walt

My Aunt Kate Tarbe died last week at age 93. Her late husband, my Uncle Walt Tarbe, spelled his last name with an E instead of a Y. His older brother, my Uncle Joe Tarbe, also spelled it that way while the younger brothers, my Uncle Ed Tarby and my dad, Russ, spelled it with a Y. Confusing, huh?

Thursday, July 18

Cicero Dawgs finish second at East regional

New Jersey team keeps Dawgs from Big League World Series

It took a group of all-stars from New Jersey to keep the Cicero Dawgs 18-and-under baseball team from reaching the Big League World Series for the first time.

F-M district office parking lot to close July 24 through Aug. 7

Due to construction, the parking lot for the district office building of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District will be closed to all traffic July 24 through Aug. 7.

Giro bike race a success


Letter to the editor from the July 17 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Along the Lakeshore: July 17

In memory of Ann Wiles

Along the Lakeshore column from the July 17 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

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Sidewalk sales, music, magic offered at Curbstone Festival

Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 18 through 20 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Fire pits are illegal in the town of Salina

As the weather gets nicer and our residents want to spend more time outside, fire pits may seem to be a popular way to enjoy the outdoors. In the town of Salina, they are not allowed. Although you can find a variety of fire pits at local home improvement stores, what homeowners may not realize is lighting up the backyard fires is illegal in the town of Salina, and several other communities in the county. The Salina Fire Code works in conjunction with the New York State Fire Code, and in some cases, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Energy Challenge a success


Letter to the editor from the July 17 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Wednesday, July 17

City-County Planning Board to review renovation plans at L’pool Limp Lizard

After having tabled a June 24 review of a revised site plan submitted by Liverpool Properties LLC, the village planning board examined the updated drawings at a special meeting on July 10 at the Village Hall. The plan calls for renovations on the property leased by Limp Lizard Barbecue at 201 First St., Liverpool Properties, owned by prominent local businessman Val Lamont, plans to construct a deck and a 49-space parking lot behind the Limp Lizard’s existing structure. The parking lot would be shared by the White Water Pub which also leases property from Lamont on the south side of the block at 110 S. Willow St.

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Chamber hopes to generate mid-week business with ‘Market Wednesdays’

Despite oppressive heat, continual rainfall and spotty participation, “Mark Wednesday” marches on under the direction of the Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. The sidewalk-sale promotion kicked of June 26 and continues from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 14.

Tuesday, July 16

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Village of Skaneateles holds first meeting in new office

The Skaneateles Village Board of Trustees held its first meeting in the new village hall at 26 Fennell St., on Thursday, July 11.

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New village hall opens in Skaneateles

Fennell Street building opens, final work wrapping up on exterior

Though it may not look finished from the outside, the interior passed inspection and the village of Skaneateles was able to move its offices into its new home last week. The new building, located at 26 Fennell St. in what used to be home to the Skaneateles Fire Department, has been under construction since November of last year.

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‘83/’84 West Genesee lacrosse named Team of Honor

Will be recognized at Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame dinner

The 1983 and 1984 West Genesee boys lacrosse teams will receive this year’s Team of Honor award from the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame. The teams will be recognized at the 27th annual Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on Monday, Oct. 21 at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.

Loveless Farm SEQR review meeting postponed

A special Skaneateles Planning Board meeting to discuss the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) form for the proposed Loveless Farm subdivision has been rescheduled for August 26.

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Kids with cancer: Part II: New treatments offer promise for children and families

Things looked bleak for Emma Brooke Whitehead. The 6-year-old had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and the cancer looked terminal. Two years of chemotherapy had little effect. Doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) estimated that she had a month to live. Because of her unlikely chance for survival, Emma’s doctors decided to take a huge risk: They injected her with a genetically modified HIV stripped of its capacity to induce AIDS and modified to turn millions of Emma’s T-cells into so-called “serial killer cells” that would destroy the cells ravaging her body. The modified cells attached themselves to the cells possessing a cancer antigen called CD-19, which attach themselves to the lymphocytes in leukemia patients, and destroy those cells.

HR Works promotes Dusseault

HR Works, Inc. is pleased to announce that Adam Dusseault has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development. Based in East Syracuse, Dusseault works with clients in a variety of industries to analyze HR and benefits processes, identify inefficiencies and exposures, and recommend solutions to streamline, eliminate profit leaks and ensure compliance. During his tenure with HR Works, he has steadily increased HR Works’ presence in the Central New York and national markets.

Monday, July 15

Local lacrosse stars grab All-American spotlight

Seniors take part in Under Armour games

A full contingent of top high school lacrosse stars would stand out as part of the annual Under Armour All-American games, which were held July 6 at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University near Baltimore.

AAU Wildcats reach national tournament final

Local HS basketball stars help in run to title game

A local girls basketball team filled with area high school stars went to the Philadelphia area during the July 4 holiday weekend and nearly took the championship at one of the summer’s largest and most prestigious tournaments.

Saturday, July 13

Erie Canal Museum to begin Monday Fun days

Need something fun and educational to do with your children now that school is out for the summer?  Come to the Erie Canal Museum for a series of activities, crafts, and demonstrations that celebrate the history and culture of the Erie Canal and Syracuse.

Friday, July 12

Local Author Debuts Spanish Version of Children’s Book

"The Forest That Rains Frogs,” a recently published children’s book by Dusty Rhoades Heer, of Manlius, is now available in Spanish. Heer is director of the after-school program for lower school students at Manlius Pebble Hill School.

Dyce resigns

At a special meeting of the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education, the board announced that Superintendent Dr. Kim Dyce Faucette has resigned. After a 30-minute executive session, Board President Pat Carbone made a resolution to approve the separation agreement between Dyce and the district. The board unanimously approved the resolution.

MPH student attends state department Chinese program

Adam Oliver, of Cazenovia, is one of 28 U.S. high school students spending most of July in a federally-sponsored Chinese language immersion program at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

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Side Hill Farmers presents ‘meat your grandmother would recognize’

New Manlius shop specializes in local meat, dairy and more

Greg Rhoad and Kevin McCann know firsthand that many Central New York farmers have to bring their products down to New York City or into Pennsylvania to sell them- which is a trend that they want to see end. And that’s part of the reason why they’ve opened Side Hill Farmers in Manlius: a cross between a grocery store and a food cooperative that only sells products from within an 80 mile radius of the store.

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Methodist Church receiving new roof, raising renovation funds

The First United Methodist Church of Cazenovia is in the process of receiving a new roof, along with some necessary — although unexpected — building renovations along the way. The problem, however, is that the church congregation needs some assistance to pay for the cost of the work to the 141-year-old building.

Portion of Old Liverpool Road to be closed for crossing repair this weekends

Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool will be closed to through traffic between Electronics Parkway and Oswego Street from 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, to allow CSX crews to repair the highway-rail grade crossing there. Signs will direct traffic to utilize the detour around the area.

Thursday, July 11

Petition calls for Dyce’s firing

A Change.org petition calling for the North Syracuse superintendent’s firing has garnered more than 100 signatures. The petition, started by James Smith, asks the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education to terminate the contract of Dr. Kim Dyce Faucette, who became the district’s superintendent in August of 2011. Her contract is set to expire next summer.

Manlius police arrest level three sex offender outside of Pine Grove Middle School

The town of Manlius Police Department arrested a level three sex offender, Terry Jandrew, 56, of 713, Lodi Street, Syracuse. At 8:36 a.m. on July 11, the police received a citizen complaint regarding Jandrew. He was seen in the area of Kirkville Road near the access road to Pine Grove Middle School.

Thank you from Peterboro for successful Civil War weekend


To the editor: The Smithfield Community Association wishes to thank the many businesses and the more than 100 volunteers who contributed to the success of the 21st annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend. This year’s event, even though a bit dampened by the weather, continued to demonstrate how a community can work together to highlight the pride that the community has in its history, and for its future.

Thanks good citizen for returning my belongings


To the editor: On June 24, while in Cazenovia celebrating my nephew's Caz High School Graduation, I lost my driver's license, credit card and cash.

Story Time in the Willow Patch at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation and the Cazenovia Public Library are co-sponsoring “Story Time in the Willow Patch.” Children ages five to eight and their parents, grandparents or caregivers are invited to meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in the library community room.

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Caz school district, Erieville Fire Department receive community grants

CORE Federal Credit Union recently accepted grant requests for its Community Grant Program from not-for-profit and community organizations located in or serving Madison County. Among the awardees were the Cazenovia Central School District and the Erieville Fire Department.

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Village board looks at zoning changes on Farnham Street

Local food-related businesses, fire department parking lot currently underway

Two houses at the end of Farnham Street near the Albany Street intersection may soon be rezoned from a residential to a commercial district to make way for two new food-related businesses and a new fire department parking lot. The zone change requests were addressed by the village board of trustees at its regular monthly meeting on July 1.

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Schepp family celebrates tradition with new Minoa facility

For more than 100 years, the Schepp family has been all about funerals. And the grand opening of the Schepp Family Funeral Homes’ new Minoa facility marks the end of Tom Schepp’s 30 year old vision: to have three refurbished funeral homes in different communities in the Eastern suburbs. If there’s one thing that’s clear after these 100 plus years in the Eastern Syracuse communities, it’s that the Schepps know best when it comes to funerals.

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Café @ 407 looks to community for help with expansion

At the heart of the village of Liverpool, there’s a little café with a big mission. The Café @ 407, located at 407 Tulip St., opened in 2009 as a way to help fund Ophelia’s Place, a support and resource center for individuals and families impacted by eating disorders. The café’s sales of food and coffee provide a good portion of the money to help the center function. Now, to better serve that mission, the café is looking for your help to complete a necessary expansion. “We definitely underestimated what we would need [when we built the café],” said Mary Ellen Clausen, founder of Ophelia’s Place. Clausen stepped down as executive director in 2012 to become its funding director. When the café opened, it used donated equipment, including a residential refrigerator and stove with only three working burners. Since then, it’s become a community hotspot, necessitating an upgrade to its facilities.

Let’s not turn the clock into a controversy

For the past couple of weeks we’ve shared some ideas about the Liverpool Clock Campaign which aims to erect a Victorian-style timepiece at Washington Park Point at the intersection of Oswego and First streets. The brainchild of local businessman Jack Fisher, the clock campaign raised nearly $30,000 of its needed $35,000, and on June 17, village trustees voted unanimously in favor of making up the difference. They scraped up five grand from a federal “multi-modal” grant administered through New York state and designed to improve transportation around and about Washington Park. Mayor Gary White explained that the village would draw the money from $29,000 remaining from the original $305,677 grant awarded 12 years ago. Regardless of the mayor’s found-money explanation, some village residents have labeled the trustees’ action as irresponsible, frivolous, in essence a waste of money.

Wednesday, July 10

Town declares state of emergency due to flooding

Power boating on Cazenovia lake suspended

The Town of Cazenovia has declared a state of emergency on Cazenovia Lake due to unprecedented water levels which are causing erosion and property damage.

Madison Row is one step closer to becoming a reality

Planning board gives developer the okay, public hearing set for July 19

After two unsuccessful attempts, the third time was the charm for Morgan Management. The village of Manlius planning board voted 5 – 0 in favor of an amendment to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning to allow for a pickup window in the mixed-use building proposed for Madison Row at its July 9 meeting.

ESM has new athletic director; F-M stars transfer

Campese, assistant prinicipal, replaces McEachron at Spartans helm

Much has taken place in local high school athletics in the month after the conclusion of the spring sports season, final exams and graduation ceremonies. And that includes, at East Syracuse-Minoa, a change in the athletic director’s position. The retirement of Bill McEachron created an opening, and the school decided to stay within the district and moved Bob Campese into the AD spot.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park to receive sculpture by famed artist Michael Kalish

Iconic work a gift from Perrier-Jouët Champagne producer

Sarah Webster, director of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, has announced that Champagne House Perrier-Jouët has donated a significant sculpture to the Art Park in Cazenovia, and a fundraiser for the unveiling has been scheduled for Friday, July 12. Last year, Perrier-Jouët partnered with famed contemporary artist Michael Kalish to create a sculpture in homage to their iconic Perrier-Jouët bottle. Kalish’s sculpture “Belle Époque” is an interpretation of a beautiful garden and transcends the bottle’s timeless design by French artist Émile Gallé.

Cazenovia resident killed in South Dakota crash

A 25-year-old Cazenovia resident was killed this week in Pickstown, S.D., when she was struck by a minivan while standing in a parking lot.

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Horror film shot in B’ville premieres Thursday in Mattydale

They’re at it again. Yes, those kids from Baker High’s Class of ’11 continue to create untold terrors. Last year, director-screenwriter Matthew Lipke and company released their first feature-length movie, “Whiskey Hollow,” which explored the bloody legends of Baldwinsville’s Whiskey Hollow Road. This year, Lipke Productions expands its horror horizons with “A Demon in My View,” a psychological thriller inspired by the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe. The movie stars Erin Lynn Doyle, also from the Class of ’11, who co-wrote and produced “Demon” with Lipke.

Along the Lakeshore: July 10

The Finger Lakes Boat Museum, Mr. Lemon gets in trouble

Along the Lakeshore column from the July 10 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

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Skaneateles restaurant gets a new name

Joe’s Pasta Garage changed to The Garage

In the nine years since Jamie and Kristin Hunt bought and took over Joe’s Pasta Garage on Jordan Street in Skaneateles, the name had become a misnomer – and they decided to do something about it. On June 28, new signs were put up on the exterior of the building displaying their new name: The Garage.

Tuesday, July 9

County to demonstrate ag and rigid plastic recycling program

Farmers, greenhouse operators, and anyone interested in Madison County’s innovative AG and Rigid Plastic Recycling program are invited to a “hands-on” demonstration on Tuesday, July 23. The program will be held at Morrisville State College’s Dairy Complex on Eaton Street, Morrisville. It begins at 2 pm.

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Kids with cancer: Part I: Families facing devastating diagnosis need support

At first, Melissa Lowell thought her son Nate was just tired. “This time last year [he started getting sick],” Melissa said. “It started off, he just had a cough. It was the end of the school year and he seemed fatigued. It was nothing out of the ordinary. I just figured it was because school was over. He was leaving a teacher he loved. He gets emotional with change, as any kid does.” But the cough didn’t go away. Nate, then 10, was complaining that he couldn’t breathe, couldn’t swallow. After a couple of weeks, Melissa and her husband Jimmy took him to an urgent care facility near their home in Herkimer County. He was diagnosed with asthma and given prednisone and an inhaler, which helped at first, but soon proved ineffective. A visit to Nate’s pediatrician July 3, 2012, suggested pneumonia.

Grilli makes it to MLB All-Star Game

After several stops, B'ville grad stars as Pirates closer

The long and winding path taken by the Grilli family, father and son, through professional baseball, spanning two generations, has reached a new and surprising destination.

TNR is not the best answer for Salina cat problem

Recently, Ms. Linda Young wrote in regarding feral cats in the town of Salina. While informative, it was one-sided, and the reader deserves a view of the other side. Ms. Young praises the woman who “took action” against the feral cat population and began to neuter them and adopt out those she could. What was not mentioned is that this woman also has been feeding the feral cats for the past 10 years, beginning with a female and a litter of kittens with others drawn into the area yearly. Advocates claim trap-neuter-return (TNR) keeps new kittens from being born, leading to an eventual elimination of the colony as members die off naturally. If true, the original colony should have died off, leaving us feral cat-free. The fact is if TNR worked, there would have been no opportunity for an additional 32 cats to come around needing to be neutered. Ms. Young’s claim that TNR took this colony from 32 to seven cats is false; this colony started with an initial litter, and over 10 years, up to 32 cats showed up at the food bowl spontaneously. All but seven were relocated — and of those remaining (and we’ve seen far more than seven), not all have successfully been neutered and vaccinated, which means we still have disease-carrying breeding cats present. While TNR advocates tout studies that cats are territorial and will chase other cats away, just as many studies show that a ready food source overrides this and simply attracts more cats. TNR advocates also claim that trapping and removing feral cats doesn’t solve the problem as it produces a “vacuum effect” in which new cats move in and replace those removed. However, just as many studies show this only occurs if food continues to be provided.

NS super’s contract status unknown

While rumors swirled about her status as superintendent, Dr. Kim Dyce Faucette was not in attendance at the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education’s annual organizational meeting Monday night. BOE President Pat Carbone told the Star-Review: “She’s on vacation, and I have no other comment.” Last month, the board had indicated that it would be reviewing Dyce’s three-year contract, which runs out next summer. She came to the district from Rochester in August of 2011, replacing the retiring Dr. Jerome Melvin. During Dyce’s tenure, the district has seen two budgets fail, a student suspended over tweeting about the last failed budget and the firing of popular softball coach Kerry Bennett. Dyce’s administration has also implemented full-day kindergarten, changed the district’s administrative structure and set up a strategic five-year plan for the district’s future. Carbone would not comment on whether Dyce’s contract review had taken place. As it is a personnel matter involving a specific employee, the review would take place in executive session. No vote regarding the status of her contract has been recorded.

DeWitt town board passes resolution against redirecting I-81 traffic; Clay will address the issue

At its June 10 meeting, the DeWitt Town Board voted unanimously to pass a resolution which reinforces the idea of looking towards other options for the I-81 project instead of redirecting traffic east of the city of Syracuse on I-481. In May, state officials said they had narrowed the “feasible” choices for the interstate to either rebuilding the bridge that runs through Syracuse or replacing it with a street-level boulevard, similar to Erie Boulevard, and rerouting highway traffic around the city.

Monday, July 8

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Village moving forward on stormwater remediation project

Large concrete boxes were set into the ground in the village of Cazenovia last week. This work is part of a village stormwater remediation project funded by a grant from New York state. The purpose of this project is to reduce the volume of stormwater flow to the sewage treatment plant.

EHH Committee releases recommended changes to comprehensive plan

After more than one year of work, the village Economic Health and Heritage Committee recently released its recommended changes to the Village Edge South section of the village Comprehensive Plan, and scheduled two public hearings to discuss the issue with village residents.

Cazenovia Counterpoint heads into second week of events

The second week of Cazenovia Counterpoint opens with a writers corner double-header at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Hall. Prize winning authors Michael Steffan and Melissa Tuckey will read from their latest poetry and fiction. The event is free and open to the public.

Town of Skaneateles compromises on ice rink rate

After hearing feedback from residents involved with Skaneateles Youth Hockey, figure skating and girls varsity hockey at its June 20 meeting, the Skaneateles Town Board decided to compromise on its ice rink rates for Austin Park Pavilion by setting a new rate of $87 per hour.

Corbin makes it to MLB All-Star Game

C-NS grad is ace for first-place Arizona Diamondbacks

Just six years ago, Patrick Corbin was toeing the mound for the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team, harboring big dreams, but perhaps not imagining how quickly they would come true. Now Corbin has emerged as the ace of the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks, and was rewarded with a spot in next Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field in Queens, home of the New York Mets.

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Cicero Dawgs win Little League state tournament

18-U team gives up just one run in three games

The Cicero “Dawgs” 18-and-under Little League baseball team won the New York State Big League championship this past weekend in Wappingers Falls, becoming the first team in Cicero Little League history to win a state title and advance to the eastern regional tournament.

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Annual Antique Show and Sale to be held July 12-13

The 54th Annual Skaneateles Antique Show and Sale, hosted by the Skaneateles United Methodist Church, is scheduled for from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at Austin Park Pavilion.

Friday, July 5

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Skaneateles BOE elects officers, plans for new capital project proposal

The Skaneateles Board of Education welcomed its newest members and held elections for its officer positions at its July 2 reorganization meeting. They also held a regular meeting and discussed the next steps to take in formulating a new proposal for a capital project for upgrades and deferred maintenance to the middle school and high school buildings.

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B’ville Library awarded more than $6,000 in grant money

The Baldwinsville Public Library was recently awarded $6,675 from the Public Library Construction grant to complete energy-savings renovations by insulating the entire library’s wall-ceiling interface.

Town of Lysander CPA financial review ‘very good’

David Moynihan, a partner with Testone, Marshall & Discenza CPAs, said the town of Lysander does an overall good job with its financial reporting. Moynihan presented the results of a financial review to the Lysander Town Board at its June 10 regular meeting.

Thursday, July 4

LHS classmates of 1937 recall dancing the Lindy Hop

Phil Christy’s best memories of attending Liverpool High School in 1937 focus on the good times. Sure, the nation had yet to fully recover from the Great Depression, but there was still fun to be had. “We danced and danced and danced,” Phil said June 23 at the Class of ’37 reunion at Carnegie’s Pier 57. We danced to the ‘Tiger Rag.’ We did the dipsy-doodle.” “It was no dipsy doodle,” chimed in his wife, the former Maggie Wackerle, who also graduated from Liverpool in ’37. Maggie’s right, of course. The popular dances of the day were jitterbugs like the Lindy Hop. The music was played by guys like Benny Goodman and Bunny Berigan. “We were good dancers, but of course, all the kids danced in those days,” Phil recalled. “I wish kids these days would dance like that.”

Wednesday, July 3

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Mayor and trustees sworn in, annual appointments made by village board

The winners of the June 18 village election were sworn in and the annual appointments to village positions and committees approved by the Cazenovia Village Board of trustees at its July 1 meeting.

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Lorenzo Driving Competition coming July 20 and 21

The 37th annual Lorenzo Driving Competition is coming to Cazenovia Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site. This two-day, pleasure-driving competition for horses and ponies of all breeds is open to the public. No admission fee is charged and parking on grounds is also free.

“We have to do something or else we will lose the village”

Future of East Syracuse is up in the air; plans being made to save the village

The usual crowd of concerned citizens made its way to the East Syracuse village board meeting on July 1 to hear what had been accomplished since the June meeting to prevent taxes from going any higher next year. The answer was: not much. Trustee Jim Carr proposed a public hearing at the August meeting to discuss the possibility of abolishing the East Syracuse Police Department, which failed by a vote of 3 – 2.

Cazenovia United Methodist Church yard sale July 5 and 6

CORRECTION to Cazenovia United Methodist Church ad on page 16 of last week's Cazenovia Republican: The yard sale will be form 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Solar savings coming to Clay

With the help of Warner Energy LLC, a Clay-based business that designs and develops solar project for clients nationwide, Clay officials are planning the installation of a 99kW solar array at Town Hall and the highway garage to reduce and stabilize energy costs.

Community docks are back in the water


Letter to the editor from the July 3 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Along the Lakeshore: July 3

Air conditioning, duck hunting, obstructing the lake view

Along the Lakeshore column from the July 3 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

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Neighbors express concerns about proposed Loveless Farm development in Skaneateles

Planning board seeks more public input on environmental impact

The Town of Skaneateles Planning Board is looking for public comments, via letters or emails, on the 18-house Loveless Farm subdivision proposed for West Lake Road before they make a determination on the development's SEQR. Several neighbors and other community neighbors have already raised concerns about the development.

Victory Campus — an update


Letter to the editor from the July 3 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Tuesday, July 2

Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period now open

County Executive Director Laurie Fuess has announced that the nomination period for Madison County Farm Service Agency county committee began Monday, June 17. In the Madison County local administrative area (LAA) three are up for election. This LAA includes the towns of DeRuyter, Georgetown, Lebanon, Hamilton and Brookfield.

Help keep the Cazenovia tradition alive


To the editor: The Academic Decathlon season is about to start, the topic this year, World War I. The Cazenovia Academic Decathlon team is rested, ready and excited for this theme after the challenge of last season’s theme, Russia. As the new season approaches, the academic decathlon team awaits news of their team’s budget. Due to the economy, the team is finding that coming up with the funds for competition next to impossible.

Eastern suburbs summer concert guide

Some great news for music lovers: there will be free live music most weeknights during the month of July in the Eastern suburbs. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready for a full month of great bands!

Monday, July 1

Skaneateles High School announces award recipients

The following graduating seniors from Skaneateles High School received scholarships that were to be announced at the commencement ceremony on June 23, but were not due to inclement weather.

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SKARTS presents free July 4 concert with Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook

The Skaneateles Area Arts Council will present Dave Hanlon's Cookbook for free from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Thursday, July 4 for their annual SKARTS 'n the Park concert in Clift Park.

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Liverpool village codes allow appeThaizing to promote itself in a big way

As the village planning board meeting came to a close on June 24, Chairman Joe Ostuni Jr. pointed out that a local business had painted a noticeable new sign along South Willow Street. The owners of appeThaizing, a Southeast Asian restaurant which opened a year ago at 105 First St., emblazoned their back wall along South Willow with the words “Thai cuisine” in three-foot-high purple letters.

Manlius Planning Board rejects Madison Row proposal

Developer may leave project entirely, lot would remain vacant

The village of Manlius Planning Board held a special meeting on June 26 to review Morgan Management’s revised Planned Unit Development (PUD) amendment for the Madison Row project. Morgan Management, a developer from Rochester who signed onto the project in March, made changes to the plan based on comments from the May 7 meeting. But the changes weren’t enough to appease the board, which voted 3 – 2 against moving the project forward.